Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is one of the city’s two major airports, located closer to the city centre. It was the first airport in Shanghai, operating since 1923. As air traffic picked up, the amount of flights outgrew the building and a major overhaul was seriously needed, and it reopened to the public 16 March 2021. As a major part of the Hongqiao Comprehensive Transportation Hub (Hongqiao Airport + Hongqiao Railway Station + Hongqiao Bus Station), Terminal 2 mainly serves China domestic flights and covers 362,600 square metres, four times the size of Terminal 1. One of the highlights of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 is its environmentally-friendly design intention, aiming to be “land efficient”, “energy efficient”, “water Efficient”, and “(construction) material efficient”.